Founder resources, events & community wins

Grow your startup faster | In-person events | Resources and Founder shoutouts

​⭐️ Who are we? the founder community in NYC. Don’t build a startup alone.

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Hello there!

We’re back with a resource-focused edition! We’ll be saving the founder mindset deep dives (motivation, failure, etc.) for a separate send, so keep a lookout for the next newsletter to get your monthly dose of entrepreneurship therapy 😅 

💰 Are you a Sales or Marketing professional? or ⛑️ Business coach who loves helping startup founders?

If you can spare a few hours, to help some of our founders at an upcoming coworking days. Get in touch.

Until next time,

Guest editor.

 🛬 Coming up in this issue…🛬

  1. 📸 Happy Hour Event re-cap

  2. 💬 Community discussions

  3. 📆 Upcoming TKS Events

  4. 👋 Member welcomes

  5. 🚀 Launches

  6. 🙋‍♀️ Community gives, asks and wins

  7. 🛠️️ Resources

  8. 🗽 NYC-wide events

⏰ Coming up fast…

ps Tickets include 1:1 fundraising advice with the team at Power to Pitch, to help boost your startup 🚀. RSVP

 📸 Rooftop Happy Hour Re-cap 📸

"You're my person...😍"

- Before each event we ask attendees if they'd like intro's to others with mutual interests beforehand. (we use a startup called Meet in 10 to help manage this - someone we know may be involved in that project 😉).
- That "you're my person" is magic ⚡️. It's the excitement you hear, and see on their faces when they meet for the first time

Thanks again to everyone who came out, to our incredible hosts Luminary at the Glass Ceiling, and Leang Chung (aka a super business coach who is holding free coaching 1:1’s during Oct 16’s #FailFest), who did an incredible job welcoming everyone 😍

 💬 Community discussions 💬

Slack / WhatsApp fan? Join here

📆 TKS Events 📆

Our Aug 9th day was 🔥

Sept 15th

☕️ Coffee Huddle. Small group of founders, drinking coffee around a table. (Enough said) RSVP

Sept 20th

💰 Fundraising / Storytelling Coworking Day. Hear from the founders of Power to Pitch - Kat Weaver & Katie Dunn. A few lucky attendees can book office hours with them too RSVP

Sept 22nd

🇬🇧 ☕️ Brits are Building - grab a cuppa tea, and compare startup notes. Exclusively for founders born or raised in the UK Apply to Attend

Oct 16th

🤦‍♀️ #FAILFEST. Share Highs, Lows & everything in between - how these learnings propel you to WIN. Complete with leadership coaching 1:1’s RSVP


📈 #GROWTHFEST. Sales and marketing coworking day. Founder Coworking day focussed on all things revenue generation and profitability.


👑 #BROOKLYN BABY. Our first Coworking day in the borough. May do a sneaky holiday / gifting themed event. Founder of a CPG brand? Reach out.

 👋 Member Welcomes 👋

A big 👋 and hello to some of our newer members, including...

  • Jenny Jiang - Recently moved to NYC from Boston and working at AI lab on generative art/animation. Also has side project that focuses on mental health using virtual reality/AI.

  • Jyot Rekhi - COO at WAI (Who Am I) and a Mental Health Speaker/Facilitator.

  • Angela Mascarenas - Currently building Vokel AI - IP infringement tech for AI-generated content, starting in the music space.

 🚀 Launches 🚀

Congratulations go to…

New song and video, "Better Days", made in collaboration with Dr. Haley Peckham and the Centre for Mental Health Learning Victoria.

Founder - Baba Brinkman

Xoba, Say goodbye to endless open tabs and windows.

Organize, discover, and collaborate across documents, webpages, tools, applications and teams in one space.

Founders - Boris Berenberg, Piyush Patil, Rahul Ramakrishnan and Shawn Razek

🙋‍♀️ Community gives, asks and wins 🙋‍♀️

🚀 Joa Tudela founder of Culturizing Access, finalist for the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey's pitch competition and a semi-finalist for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 2023 Pitch Competition. Good luck!!!

🙋‍♂️ Oubai: serial entrepreneur starting series of articles and videos on growth management. Also offering free mentorship for founders!

🤱 Sujay Suresh Kumar: founder of Lilu, looking for breastfeeding and/or pumping Moms based in the NYC area to join a 1-hour product test of their bra and share feedback. Participants will receive a $50 Target gift card.

💻 Ax Ali: looking to bring on a technical lead at their company 3rd Brain, reach out toif you’re looking for a new venture!

✍️ Sanjay Subbarao: just became a contributor for, feel free to reach out to collaborate on a

 🛠️ Resources 🛠️

💰 Fundraising & Business Skills

  • 💸 New fund for Immigrant founders, looking for pre-seed/ seed companies with large potential ($10B TAM)

  • 🎓 Wobi, organizers of the World Business Forum, offers masterclasses and courses across business spectrum.

​🖥️ Place to work

 🗽 NYC-wide Events 🗽

Fri Sept 8

9am: Pitch and Run Friday Pitch your biz while running beautiful NYC. RSVP

9am: The AI & Finance Lecture Series. Learn more about gen AI, large language models and more with morning lectures, afternoon panels and intimate networking in a warm, comfortable, intellectual setting with some of the best minds in the space.  RSVP

5pm. Shop Black NYC: The Future of Popup Retail. Join Black Entrepreneurs NYC, for an in-person panel discussion and networking reception and resources available to minority-owned businesses. RSVP

6pm. GenAI companies building in NYC. A monthly demo+ happy hour hosted by the AI Furnace. Two GenAI will be showcased. RSVP

Pitch & run (or if you walk - that starts at 8am)

Sun Sept 10

11am. Networking Fashion Brunch at Spatial Join us for intense fashion networking and workshops with coffee and light bites. RSVP

3pm. WTF is Code? Bring your own laptop to code along with Nomie K. Baker! History, current events, and the future of technology will guide this journey. RSVP

Tues Sept 12

The Unconventional Meetup 6:00pm, A community built around non-traditional success stories and a space for you to gain valuable insights from those who have already walked the road less traveled. RSVP

Sept 12-14

Crowdfunded Summit 2023 Online 10:30am, The experts at Crowdfunded Summit will cover everything you need to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. RSVP

Wed Sept 13

10.30am Brunch & Learn with InnovateMap Founders Guide to Product Market Fit. Connect with product leaders, founders and investors to get advice, offer feedback and walk away with tactical ways to improve your product. Plus, enjoy brunch on us. RSVP

12pm Power to Pitch Online, Get professional guidance on your pitch deck courtesy of Katie Dunn.  RSVP (ps the same folks leading our Sept 20th fundraising day ⬇️)

Thurs Sept 14

4pm. Startup Resources for Creatives @ The Parsons eLab An interactive workshop on the essential resources available for entrepreneurs at The New School’s Parsons School of Design Strategies. RSVP

Fri Sept 15

⭐️ 9am Founder Coffee Huddle ⭐️ ​​Organised by the Knowledge shop founder community, our founders come together to problem-solve, brainstorm and give back - in support of making things a little bit easier. Waitlist only

Sun Sept 17 to 24th

Climate Week NYC 400 events & activities across the City of New York - in person, hybrid & online. RSVP

Tues Sept 19

5pm Off the Record with Sophie Purdom of Planeteer Capital & CTVC Learn about trends in ClimateTech & practical fundraising strategies for ClimateTech founders in 2023. RSVP

Wed Sept 20th

🌟 9-5pm Fundraising / Storytelling Coworking Day 🌟. Hear from the founders of Power to Pitch - Kat Weaver & Katie Dunn. A few lucky attendees can book office hours with them too RSVP

🌟 5-7pm Fundraising Happy Hour. 🌟 The Power to pitch team hang around after the latest Knowledge shop coworking day to answer questions on the fly. Grab a drink, and meet fellow founders at the same time. SAVE THE DATE.

Fri Sept 22

9am The Brits are Building. Grab a cuppa tea (or coffee if you must), with fellow founders from across the pond, exclusively for founders born or raised in the UK. RSVP

Sept 28

9am Tech Female Founder Fireside Mixer. Make new connections, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights from Susannah Shipton, Partner at AlleyCorp, during an intimate fireside chat. RSVP

Mon Oct 16th (Tech Week)

🌟 #FAILFEST 🌟. Share Highs, Lows & everything in between - how these learnings propel you to WIN. Complete with leadership coaching 1:1’s RSVP

Wed Oct 18

5pm LatinoTech Mixer. Building in the US and Expanding in Latam? A fab opportunity for Latino founders in the USA / considering expanding here to connect, network, and celebrate their entrepreneurial journeys. RSVP

See you on Sept 20th.....

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